Configure Cisco Router to Send Messages to Remote Syslog Server

Posted June 13, 2006 by Quinn McHenry in Cisco router

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Centralizing log messages to a syslog server can improve the manageability of any size network and can decrease response times to resolve problems. Sending router log messages to a remote server also allows longer archiving of messages than in a router’s limited storage. Messages stored by syslog have permanence that a router does not. When a router is reloaded or power cycled, the messages in its log are erased. This tech-recipe describes the configuration steps required to make a router send messages to a remote syslog server.

To send messages to the syslog server at, use this command from enable mode:

conf t

The remote server must, of course, be configured to act as a syslog server and accept messages from the router.


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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